Crews continued their work to monitor and clear the Port Mann and Alex Fraser bridges overnight ahead of a second possible snowfall today.
The additional crews brought in for both bridges have been hard at work to maintain safe driving conditions, and yesterday and last night, snow-clearing collars on the Port Mann Bridge were used successfully to clear all accumulation.
The crews have been working tirelessly and with dedication for the safety of travellers. Workers have been applying de-icing agent, clearing snow as needed and providing expertise to assess the situation and respond over the past number of days.
Out of an abundance of caution, motorists could see temporary outside lane closures on the Alex Fraser Bridge today to allow snow and ice that accumulated over the evening to safely melt from cables. The Province would like to thank drivers for their cooperation and patience and will continue to monitor the storm if future closures or traffic stops are necessary.
Maintenance crews are also out in full force this weekend clearing provincial highways, but roads may be snowy or slippery. The ministry asks those expecting to travel in the Lower Mainland to plan ahead, take care with their driving and check the weather conditions before they go.
Motorists are also encouraged to check DriveBC for regular updates on their routes at www.drivebc.ca. The ministry will also keep the travelling public informed via digital message signs. Traffic control personnel may also be on site directing traffic.
Drivers are reminded to adjust their driving to the winter conditions they encounter. This includes slowing down, increasing following distance to at least four seconds, and using extra caution.
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